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‘Where Is My Language?’


Soon after the release of the draft New Education Policy (NEP), 2019 the first controversy that erupted was on language in education. Tamil Nadu’s reaction to the language-in-education policy—the three-language formula—and the state’s opposition to what it describes as the “imposition” of a language compelled the central government to add statements that would make the way for flexible implementation by the states. Though the three-language formula has been seen as an attempt to bring in equality among major Indian languages, particularly Hindi and other Indian languages, and to bring about a linguistic harmony in education, the bone of contention has always been between the teaching of the states’ majority languages and pan-Indian languages like Hindi or Sanskrit. Tamil Nadu sees the threat to its language,

Tamil, from the pan-Indian language Hindi. Likewise, other states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh would also see Hindi as a threat to their languages, Kannada and Telugu, respectively.

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Updated On : 9th Aug, 2019
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